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Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 01/29/2010

Kelis, fashion forward or flop?

By Liz Kelly

Kelis arrives at Thursday's first annual Data Awards presented by Black Eyed Pea in Los Angeles. (Getty Images)

Although a huge fashion fan, I'm not much of a risk taker when it comes to my own garb. I do appreciate a calculated gamble on the outre as much as the next girl, but Kelis -- she of the better "Milkshake" who recently divorced longtime beau baby daddy Nas -- has taken her long-percolating penchant for the fashion fringe to the extreme.

I'm not even sure what she's going for here -- costume shop explosion meets farmyard chic? The Statue of Liberty-esque spikes in the hair, the six-foot long mangy braid casually tossed over one shoulder, the pink jumpsuit, the tux top and -- at the teetering base of this hodge-podge -- a pair of heels apparently designed for stripper pigs... It all adds up to blech.

Girl, time for a new milkshake.

By Liz Kelly  | January 29, 2010; 11:25 AM ET
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um, nas is not her beau/baby daddy. they were married.

Posted by: aka583 | January 29, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Between the camel toe and the hoof-shoes, I can't look away.

Posted by: byoolin1 | January 29, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Susan Sarandon, call from Kelis on line 2.

Posted by: thingsfallapart | January 29, 2010 11:40 AM | Report abuse

When you get married you are not referred to as a baby mama or baby daddy...
brush up on your urban vernacular etiquette.

Posted by: coloriver06 | January 29, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Her milkshake might bring the boys to her yard....

but her outfit will scare them alway.

Posted by: mdreader01 | January 29, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Her milkshake might bring the boys to her yard....

but that outfit will scare them away.

Posted by: mdreader01 | January 29, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Kellis is an Avatar fan?

Posted by: hodie2 | January 29, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Let me guess - outfit inspiration was a wad of bubblegum?

Posted by: mat00 | January 29, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Lady GaGa dresses way cooler.

Posted by: nonsensical2001 | January 29, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Where WAS she? Doesn't she have "people"?? Wow, that's nasty.

Posted by: MrsKirby | January 29, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Why would you say baby daddy? He's her ex-husband. Clearly you know that already because you said they were newly divorced. Subtle racism at it's best. Jusdge her for the outfit without being ignorant and offensive.

And, by the way, Lady Gaga wears outfits that are just as crazy and no more flattering.

Posted by: amore8 | January 29, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

oh god, yes they were married!!!! why cross out longtime beau and use baby daddy instead when your use of the word 'divorce' indicates u know they were married??? is it cause they are black???? do u call brad angie's baby daddy cause they are NOT married??? so disappointed. i think an apology is owed.

Posted by: thewwdot | January 29, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Whoof. Looks like a Nintendo character. Can she do ranged attacks with the braid?

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | January 29, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

yes, unappealing, inaccurate and possibly racist comment by the author. how about an apology? ridiculous outfit, by the way. whatev.

Posted by: vista3 | January 29, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

And since they were married, I agree that "baby daddy" probably isn't the right term here. "Ex-husband" works just fine.

/resumes staring at Kelis' feet, trying to figure out how those shoes work

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | January 29, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

liz pls delete/change that wording and apologize. it's just wrong. very bothersome.

Posted by: thewwdot | January 29, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Kelis's outfit looks like what the devil would make a person wear after coming to collect the soul they had sold years earlier.

Posted by: Iowahoosier | January 29, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Not even Daniel Plainview would drink Kelis' milkshake.

I am finished.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | January 29, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Does she even own a mirror? Even to make an "impression," this is WAY off the deep end. Not sure even someone with a rubber fetish would want to go near this.

Posted by: LBinVA | January 29, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

very anthrocon friendly...
i'm afraid

Posted by: quintiliusvarus | January 29, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

*sighs* Everyone has an opinion these days. Back in my day, a credible journalist would take the time to do research before sounding off. It's post like this that give Bloggers a bad rap. Kelis has been dressing like this quite some time now (i.e. her lettuce colored wedding dress).

Further more Liz, the term "Baby Daddy" is an insult. This is why there was such an uproar when I believe The NY Post referred to out first lady Michelle Obama as such.

Lastly, any well informed person would know Kelis's outfit was inspired by Avatar (and not a farm pig stripper shop where you appear to hang out). Please log off, and get a clue before your next rant.

Posted by: KittyBradshaw | January 30, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

I don't care what it's inspired by, nor do I care that the heels are Alexander McQueen. It's just wrong. She looks like a pink lobster. Pair the heels, which do have an intriguing shape, with a short hemline, and then maybe you're in business. But this is a disaster.

Posted by: ras4q | January 31, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Liz, your comment is racist and offensive. Kelis was married to Nas therefore she is NOT a baby mama she is his EX WIFE. A baby mama is a woman that has NOT been married and has a child for a man.

Girlfriend get a clue, brush up on your hip hop vocabulary and cut the crap! You are whack that is a wrap!

Posted by: dirtyblkboi | February 3, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

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